This year, the traditional Gold &
Pioneer Swatch The Club event was linked to a huge "surprise"
collection launch event in Bregenz, Austria. Of course, almost
every collector arriving on 7-SEP in Bregenz already knew about the
"surprise" collection: The new James Bond Villain Swatch
Collection would be presented on 8-SEP to about 300-400 journalists
from all over the world during a press conference.
About 135 collectors from all over the world (including USA, Japan,
Malaysia and almost every european country) met in the late afternoon
of 7-SEP in four different hotels in Dornbirn or Götzis near
Bregenz (all the good hotels in Bregenz were booked for the journalists
:-) Before going out to dinner, we shared already the first
stories about Swatch watches from the recent months. Some
collectors even had made it into the newspapers:
At 6pm, the buses picked us up and dropped
us off in Bregenz for a dinner cruise on Lake Constance. As you
can see, the ship was decorated in style:
During the whole event, the weather was
perfect and sunny, so we enjoyed a beautiful sunset during the evening
We had a nice buffet, lots of nice
talking, and an enjoyable evening. So many stories to share...
Skander (head of Swatch The Club Intl.) giving his welcome speech
During the evening, the lottery for the
G&P kiosk was also held. This time, plastic card with
individual entrance times for the kiosk were distributed:
The famous harbour entrance of Lindau
Around midnight, the buses dropped us
off again at our hotels.
Click here to
read page 2 ("Plastic Royale" press conference) of my report from the
G&P Event 2008.